The human species is, by any classic definition, a parasite; we’ve latched onto the Earth and have sucked it dry in order to survive, and now we’re looking for other viable sources of the natural resources we require to live our modern lifestyles. The solution? A bunch of platinum-and-water filled asteroids hanging around near the Earth. A group of investors are investigating the asteroids and determining how they will be able to grab the precious materials from the space rocks with our current technology.

[Source: Wired]